JACKSON -- At the funeral for former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr., the state's current Supreme Court chief justice, Bill Waller Jr., said his father would be remembered for his "big presence in the legal community, in government and politics."
PASCAGOULA -- Pascagoula officials are asking lawmakers to amend a state law and allow local governments to enforce federal floodplain codes at hunting and fishing camps so they can qualify for the National Flood Insurance Program.
JACKSON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Roger Lee Gillett, who was sentenced to death for his role in the 2004 slaying of a Hattiesburg couple.
OXFORD -- A federal judge has put a hold on a Mississippi woman's lawsuit against Facebook. The Oxford Eagle reports that U.S. Magistrate S. Allan Alexander agreed to stay the lawsuit at Facebook's request.
GREENVILLE -- A man accused of using counterfeit money at stores and yard sales in north Mississippi is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 30 in federal court in Greenville.
JACKSON -- When Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour leaves office Jan. 10, he'll return to the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm he founded in 1991
JACKSON -- November has been a bad month for Mississippi casinos in recent years, but last month plumbed new lows.
JACKSON -- A plane crash in Mississippi that killed a Georgia businessman and his wife in 2010 was probably caused by the man flying into known bad weather and the air traffic controller's failure to provide required precipitation information, federal authorities said.
BP wants to shield itself from having to compensate Halliburton for punitive damages, fines and penalties the cement contractor may face for its role in the deadly 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
MERIDIAN -- A historic marker that denotes the importance of Meridian as a railroad hub has been moved to the Union Station depot from Interstate 20.
JACKSON -- The federal government says Mississippi must turn over $17 million of a $20 million settlement with pharmaceutical companies accused of inflating wholesale prices.
JACKSON -- Allowing oil and gas drilling 10 to 12 miles south of Mississippi's coastline in the Gulf of Mexico is a good idea because it could generate state revenue, Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday. The Mississippi Development Authority on Monday published proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling.
JACKSON -- Republican Gov. Haley Barbour calls for reducing the number of school districts and merging some universities, reviving many of his past recommendations in his final Mississippi budget proposal.
JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour tells The Associated Press his first event as a professional speaker will be the day after he leaves office.
JACKSON -- One higher education leader says Mississippi's universities could expect dividends from getting more involved in economic development and job training.
OXFORD -- A University of Mississippi spokesman says retired chancellor Robert Khayat is hospitalized but improving.
JACKSON -- Federal judges on Monday released a plan to update Mississippi's four congressional districts, which decreases the number of split counties from eight to four, the secretary of state said.
BILOXI -- At least 20 bags of toys collected as part of the Salvation Army toy drive are missing after a break-in at the school where they were stored, but officials hope they are just misplaced, not stolen.
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